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Has my Kindle keyboard given up the ghost?


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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 9:44:29 AM PST
The Blade says:
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Posted on Nov 19, 2012 8:35:15 AM PST
M. crawford says:
I hope you can help me. I am electronically illiterate and need some advice.. My grandchildren go nuts over my iphone apps but I cant get them all an Iphone and dont want to spent a lot of money on something until I see how they like it andx how responsible they are with it.My question is will an inexpensive tablet give them the simple apps they need to play short games. My grandchildren like the very simple apps and touchscreen. What is your advice.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 8:31:08 AM PST
M. crawford says:
I hope you can help me. I am electronically illiterate and need some advice.. My grandchildren go nuts over my iphone apps but I cant get them all an Iphone and dont want to spent a lot of money on something until I see how they like it andx how responsible they are with it.My question is will an inexpensive tablet give them the simple apps they need to play short games. My grandchildren like the very simple apps and touchscreen. What is your advice.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 6:22:29 AM PST
It's probably NOT the port, actually. I had 2 Fires replaced before I figured this out. Read this thread, paying careful attention to the very first post:

http://www.amazon.com/forum/kindle/ref=cm_cd_search_res_ti?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx1D7SY3BVSESG&cdPage=1&cdSort=oldest&cdThread=Tx3BVTWI4W8QESI#Mx1J5J4ZCIKGFW7

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 5:58:15 AM PST
chelle67209 says:
It probably will not last long...let me know..

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 5:56:51 AM PST
chelle67209 says:
The charging port is deffective....I am on my 3 rd unit...

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 5:54:15 AM PST
chelle67209 says:
The charging port is deffectiv..I am on my third being sent but found out one December is her the warrranty is no good... kindle should fix this fo all who have this issue and stop sending us used ones..I bought new..I deserve new!!

Posted on May 17, 2012 4:23:45 PM PDT
CBRetriever says:
I saw dog slobber on my screen today - crossing my fingers

Posted on May 17, 2012 4:22:33 PM PDT
koolforkatz says:
Follow up: I decided to bite the bullet and try a replacement battery before buying either a new or refurbished Kindle (mine was over 18 months old). Just finishing replacing with a new battery and so far, so good - it is charging quite nicely at last...

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 10:12:10 AM PDT
koolforkatz says:
That's kind of what I"m thinking, too.

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 10:06:28 AM PDT
 Ann says:
I'd just contact CS at this point. Even though you're out of warranty, it's possible that they'll offer you a deal on a refurbished replacement Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 9:59:49 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
If you can't connect the Kindle to the computer then it sounds like a bad port. It should still connect with a bad battery.

Posted on May 8, 2012 9:49:41 AM PDT
koolforkatz says:
Thanks for the insructions/link for the battery replacement. I may consider that. However, I do wonder if it is actually the charging port. When I connect a USB - any USB - it doesn't seem to fit it as tightly as it used to and is more almost wiggly. And while I get a "malfunction USB" type error when I use a USB cable from my this Kindle to a computer, I do not get this error when I"m using the same cable but a different device, i.e. my Fire or Blackberry.

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 9:43:34 AM PDT
Yes it could.
It is a gamble to determine if it is the battery and only the OP can decide if he is willing to take a risk and repair it himself since it is outside the warranty period.

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 9:42:15 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
What if it is not the battery? It could be the charging port.

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 9:37:43 AM PDT
Here is the replacement battery.
The poster left a fabulous review with instructions if you care to try it.
http://www.amazon.com/170-1032-00-GP-S10-346392-0100-S11GTSF01A-1900mAh-Battery/product-reviews/B005YNSOR4/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

Posted on May 8, 2012 9:37:22 AM PDT
A customer says:
Just contact customer service I have no more ideas. Sorry.

Posted on May 8, 2012 9:32:12 AM PDT
koolforkatz says:
Thanks for all suggestions. I took it out of the cover and did a hard reset but just got the "battery low" warning. I've tried my fire charger, my blackberry charger, my HP touchpad charger. I've tried charging through my laptop and desktop. I've tried different outlets in the house. I'm trying right now and yet another outlet. I think it may be hooped; it hasn't been charging properly for several weeks now and I have resorted to hard resets a few times.

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 9:31:31 AM PDT
After replacing my non-lighted cover with a lighted cover, I continued to have problems so I quit using the hinged cover all together. I figured better to be safe than sorry.

Posted on May 8, 2012 9:26:31 AM PDT
Actually it was the older non-lighted covers that were the problem, but still worth trying. Remove from the cover and see if it charges. Try a different charger, too - most cell phone chargers will work.

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 9:25:15 AM PDT
Let us know if that works or not.

If you think the battery may be part of the issue, I will hunt up the link for one that someone had excellent results replacing.

Posted on May 8, 2012 9:22:15 AM PDT
A customer says:
Let me know if it works.

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 9:19:02 AM PDT
koolforkatz says:
I'll try that, thanks. I thought it was the covers without lights that had issues, but I'll try any suggestions now :(

Posted on May 8, 2012 9:10:37 AM PDT
A customer says:
I am not for sure but I have heard that the Kindle Keyboard lighted covers have had issues with shorting out the device. I would try taking the kindle out of its case and doing a hard reset. which would be sliding the power switch over and holding it for 30 seconds.

Posted on May 8, 2012 9:00:10 AM PDT
koolforkatz says:
No, I wouldn't say I'm hard on it. It is in one of Amazon's covers, the one with the light. I occasionally put it in my bag, but again, it's protected. Never been wet. I have a Fire for backup but I really like this one for bedtime reading and, of course, beach reading :(
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